Sunday, July 12, 2009

pod shot: reboots

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Inspired by the preponderance of “reboots” in games and movies, Craig and I talk about some reboots this week. By our definition, I think, a reboot happens when you take a beloved franchise that died under the watch of its previous caretakers and make it your own.

Music this week is the main theme from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the original Game Boy. While Miyamoto’s involvement in the portable Mario games was little-to-none, the Game Boy Mario (and later, Wario) games proved to be competent entries in the already longstanding and revered series.